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Newly renovated Macquarie House (6)
Newly renovated Macquarie House (6)

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Located in the centre of Hobart, this historically significant property has been beautifully renovated back to a 12-bedroom guest accommodation.
Situated less than 5 minutes walk from Salamanca's waterfront precinct, Macquarie House provides guests access to shared bathrooms, kitchen & dining facilities, and common lounge room.
Rooms include high quality bedding, with towels and linen provided. Free NBN speed Wi-Fi is included, as well as access to coin-operated laundry facility.

The space

Macquarie House is of major heritage significance, and one of the oldest surviving buildings in Tasmania. The property is on the Tasmanian Heritage Register, noted as one of the first two brick buildings ever constructed in Hobart. Birch’s House first became known as Macquarie House after Governor Lachlan Macquarie stayed there between April and June 1820. The very name of the building ‘Macquarie House’ is a recognition of the fact that Dr. TW Birch was favoured by Macquarie.

In 1824, the property was converted to a hotel for the first time, and in 1842 the hotel converted to a boarding house (including the additions of coach house and stables). Come 2015, it has been renovated back to accommodation, reinvigorating the name 'Macquarie House’ (not the stables, but newly renovated guest rooms!).

Guest access

Guests have access to the communal kitchen, bathrooms, lounge room and laundry. There is also a restaurant on the ground floor (Fico Bistro & Vino).

Interaction with guests

The owner resides off site, however management are available during business hours at 'Elali House’ front office of 151 Davey Street, and contactable after hours.

Other things to note

Key collection by appointment on site at Macquarie House (151 Macquarie Street – Fico Bistro & Vino is on the ground floor).
Rooms are ready by 2pm, with early bag drop and late check in also available by arrangement.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2 (Shared bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Lockbox


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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

1. Each guest at the property is to respect the rights and privacy of all other guests.
2. The conduct of visitors to the property is the responsibility of the guest being visited.
3. Visitors / additional guests are NOT permitted to stay at the property without prior permission.
4. Smoking of any cigarettes, cigars, or any other device is PROHIBITED in any of the guest rooms and communal areas. Smokers are required to smoke outside the premises only.
5. Fire exists MUST NOT be left open (except in case of emergency).
6. Cooking on the kitchen stove MUST NOT be left unattended.
7. Cooking is NOT permitted in rooms.
8. It is the responsibility of all guests to keep the communal areas clean and rubbish free.
9. Use of the washing machine/dryer & vacuum cleaner is NOT permitted after 10pm and before 8am.
10. Guests must ensure all exterior entrances & exits to the property (gates & doors) are shut & locked at all times.

These House Rules are provided to help make the premises a safe and enjoyable place for all guests to stay.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

132 Reviews

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Sin Man User Profile
August 2017
We live again as the other airbnb I booked is way far from the city. Christian is helpful and efficient to answer all of our questions. The location of the hostel is great and convenient.

Tess User ProfileTess is a superhost.
July 2017
I stayed here with my boyfriend, it is perfectly located, close to lots of bars and restaurants. It was very clean and comfortable. I didn't meet Christian during my stay but communication was great! Would recommend!

Kerry User Profile
July 2017
Great place to stay if you want a central Hobart experience. Rooms clean, warm and exactly as they appear online, Concierge, Christian, very helpful and available. Share kitchen clean and well equipped.

Kate User Profile
July 2017
This hotel has shared facilities and bathrooms. It is clean and easily walkable to Hobart CBD. The room was cosy with the heater on, but the shared spaces were cold. There were some nice touches like the complimentary slippers :) It had a hostel feel, not knowing who was coming and going and the other guests left the kitchen a mess. Housekeeping cleaned it up quickly! If you stay here, you have to eat at the downstairs restaurant, Fico. It was AMAZING!

Laura User Profile
July 2017
Centrally located flats. Easy access to Salamanca Markets and more. Would recommend for anyone looking for a stay in Hobart.

Kristy User Profile
June 2017
Christian was a great host. Replied to messages promptly and was very accommodating. I found the location to be perfect. Easy walk to everything and the room was cosy and warm. Yes the walls are very thin, take earplugs and you'll be fine :)

Helen User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful room, very conveniently located in the heart of Hobart. Christian was really helpful and nice- would highly recommend staying here!

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Christian User Profile

Elali House is a team of well travelled Tasmanian entrepreneurs, who are excited to show you the place we call home. We thrive to provide a quality experience and safe property for all guests.

We encourage you to explore Hobart and the wonders Tasmania has to offer. You will have your own secure space, but we won't be too far away if you need us to help you.

General Manager - Elali House & Apartments

Hosted 1 guest from United Kingdom
Languages: English, العربية
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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